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Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 30, No.4 (Winter, 1999), pp. 523-524
Correspondence between immigrants and their families and friends in Europe is a resource that has long been underexploited by American historians, chiefly because of problems of language and accessibility. Seemingly inexhaustible in number, such letters provide invaluable access to the experiences, attitudes, and behaviors of countless ordinary Americans.